Jingle bells, jingle bells, get ready for the festive season in Bangkok.
Other than beautiful lighting, colorful decorations, and impressive Christmas trees popping up all around the city, there are lots of places including hotels, restaurants, popup markets, bars, and clubs that organize events with incredible Christmas vibes.
Here’s where to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok this year.
At A Gentlemen’s Club
You might be too old to sit on Santa’s lap but what about a hot Thai model dressed up in a sexy Santa outfit?
Only she would be the one sitting on your lap granting you your wildest wishes.
There’s no better place for that than The PIMP, Bangkok’s premier gentlemen’s club.
This year, The PIMP is unwrapping all the presents for one amazingly wild Christmas party.
They will have over a hundred insanely red-hot party models dressed in Christmas lingerie and other sexy outfits.
They will be there handing out presents, putting on erotic shows, and you can even enjoy exclusive performances in the club’s private VIP rooms.
You can also go there to listen to exciting versions of Christmas songs played by live bands and remixes played by the DJs.
Gentlemen’s clubs are the best to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for anyone looking for some kinky fun.
At A Pool Party
A Christmas party by the pool might be surprising to you but any occasion is a good excuse for a raging pool party in Bangkok.
Every Christmas, the biggest and most iconic Christmas pool party is hosted at the SO Bangkok hotel.
They throw some of the best pool parties all year round but during the festive season, they take it to the next level with even better entertainment, music, and a ton of hot bikini models.
And when you’re done with drinking and partying by the pool you can head down to the SO Bangkok’s Red Oven restaurant for an incredible Christmas buffet.
At A Luxury Hotel (look for Christmas offers)
Most of the big hotels in Bangkok have special Christmas offers and packages for dining at their restaurants, holiday stays, or even staycations.
Almost every hotel will be doing something to cater to travelers and expats living here.
Here are a few great offers we have seen that you might be interested in:
- Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok – lots of festive offers at various dining outlets of the hotel.
- Capella Bangkok – book early and get discounts on festive season stay package at Capella hotel with plenty of benefits.
- Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok – enjoy amazing Christmas eve dinner or Christmas day brunch as well as other festival season offers at the luxurious Sindhorn Kempinski hotel.
- Peninsula Bangkok – various Christmas dinner and brunch packages by the hotel.
- The Sofitel Bangkok – offering an amazing Christmas Brunch buffet package with additional beverage packages available.
- Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit – special Christmas Eve buffet dinner including traditional Christmas dishes and live cooking stations.
Check out the Facebook page of your favorite hotel to find out what deal they have.
At A Rooftop Bar
Take advantage of Bangkok’s warm weather to celebrate Christmas under the stars at a gorgeous rooftop bar.
There are possibly over 50 rooftop bars in Bangkok, each one with its unique vibe and bragging different views of the city’s skyline.
The newly opened Pastel Rooftop Bar in Sukhumvit Soi 11 is a good place to start.
Enjoy mediterranean food and celebrate Christmas in style at their SANTA TELL ME event.
With so many options, there are sure to be a few of them celebrating Christmas in style.
SEEN, a stunning rooftop bar on the 26th floor of the Avani+ hotel will host a Christmas event with a special food menu and live band performance.
Other rooftop bars that will also celebrate Christmas with incredibly festive events are Above Eleven which will feature their iconic Peruvian Christmas Dinner.
There will also be a free flow X’mas party at Mojjo Rooftop and a Vanilla X’mas party at Vanilla Sky, both of which are at the Skyview hotel.
If you have a favorite rooftop bar, keep an eye out for updates on their social media.
They are sure to announce a Christmas party soon.
At A Nightclub
Christmas in Bangkok can’t be complete in Bangkok without a wild night out.
After a long day at a Christmas market and eating an insane buffet you will probably want to dance it all off.
Almost all of the big nightclubs across the city will surely be throwing a Christmas party with special shows, outfits for their staff, and decorations.
Whether you are planning on hitting RCA, Silom, Sukhumvit, Thonglor or Ekkamai, you will surely find a club or bar with Christmas-themed celebrations going on.
The most popular nightclubs by areas are:
- RCA – Route 66, Spaceplus, Onyx
- Sukhumvit – Levels, Sugar, Havana Social, Bobo, Sing Sing Theater
- Ekkamai / Thonglor – BEAM, Sway, Babyface Superclub
- Silom / Sathorn – Maggie Choo
At A Shopping Mall
There’s no Christmas without presents under the tree so shopping is mandatory during this time.
You got to buy all the gifts for your friends and family, after all.
The good thing is that all the big malls in Bangkok and the shops within have Christmas promotions and deals.
The malls also really know how to deck the halls from inside and outside with gorgeous lights, decorations and of course a big Christmas tree.
Every mall has its unique design and theme.
It is quite a fun thing to do and look at them all during the holiday season.
Central World, Icon Siam, Terminal 21, and Siam Paragon are among some of the best shopping malls for enjoying Christmas decorations and obviously, for shopping as well.
At A Market Or A Night Market
For those looking for a chance to meet people and try all kinds of food, drinks and even shopping, the night markets in Bangkok are everything you’ve been wishing for.
Especially if the weather does get cool during that time, it is perfect.
But there are also special Christmas markets just during this season.
Some markets to look forward to this year are:
Christmas Bazaar – The Danish Christmas Bazaar will be back with its 3rd installment this year and will have over 50 booths selling food, wine, decorations, and all kinds of products.
Other than special Christmas markets, most night markets in Bangkok will also have decorations, a big tree and special events for the occasion.
Le Grand Marche de Noel Solidaire – Bangkok Accueil is a non-profit French association that organizes all kinds of events for the community in Bangkok.
For night markets, check out Jodd Fairs, One Ratchada, ChangChui, and Asiatique.You can see our full list of night markets.
At A Restaurant
Restaurants are another place to celebrate Christmas if you are looking for an incredible and lavish Christmas dinner.
Almost all American, British or European restaurants and cafes around Bangkok will offer unique Christmas buffets or menus.
They will have all sorts of food and special set menus featuring traditional favorites like pumpkin pie, baked ham, roast beef, and turkey with all the stuffings.
Check out places like Sportsman, The Deck, and Hemingway’s, which are having Christmas nights with incredible buffets.
Also, it’s not just Christmas-y food that you can enjoy.
There are plenty of other cuisine restaurants that get in on the holiday spirit with their own version of a Christmas feast.
For example, Charcoal will be having a 3-course festive dinner filled with curated Indian dishes.
You can expect a lot of other restaurants to do the same whether you like seafood buffets, Thai food, or even Italian cuisine.
If restaurants are too simple for you and prefer to dine somewhere more interesting for Christmas, then perhaps a river dinner cruise with an international buffet and free-flow drinks might be more exciting for you.
Do They Celebrate Christmas in Thailand?
Most Thais do not celebrate Christmas. But there are a lot of events and promotions, especially in malls, during the festive season.
Do They Celebrate Christmas in Bangkok?
Yes, they celebrate Christmas in Bangkok. It is a big event in Bangkok, especially for the expat community.
Is Christmas A Public Holiday in Thailand?
No. Christmas is not a public holiday in Thailand.
What Is The Best Place To Party in Bangkok For Christmas?
The best place to party in Bangkok for Christmas is The PIMP. Meet over 200 beautiful Thai models in sexy Christmas outfits and party with them all night.
Where Is The Best Place To Shop For Christmas In Bangkok?
The best place to shop for Christmas in Bangkok is in one of the biggest malls in Bangkok. Either IconSiam, Siam Paragon, Emporium, or Terminal 21.
What Is The Best Restaurant For A Christmas Dinner In Bangkok?
The best restaurant for a Christmas dinner in Bangkok is Hemingway’s in Sukhumvit soi 11. They have both an incredible buffet and affordable deals.
Where To Party The Rest Of The Year?
We have several guides on where to party around Bangkok for any special occasion.
Check the rest of our website for more information.